"Memorial crosses erected along Utah public roads to honor fallen state highway troopers have been found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court.
A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the 14 large crosses would be viewed by most passing motorists as "government's endorsement of Christianity."
"We hold that these memorials have the impermissible effect of conveying to the reasonable observer the message that the state prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion," concluded the Denver, Colorado-based court. The state of Utah and a private trooper association have the option of appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Texas-based group, American Atheists, successfully sued five years ago to have the nonprofit memorial project scrapped, and the crosses removed from public property".
Give me a BREAK!
Answer by Stefono at 1:01 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
What's next, Arlington National Cemetery?!
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:12 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by Ash9724 at 1:16 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by Scuba at 12:59 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 1:27 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
sweet, isn't the Texas group of atheist suing to have the memorials to dead troops removed a form of "infringing on others religious rights" to show loss? Oh, it is only "infringing" if it is on any other religion, but Christians, now that is ok. If you don't like it, don't look. This isn't about being "offended" or "infringed upon". This is about pouty, whiny bullies who just look for something to complain about so they can say, "Look how powerful I am! I made them take down a memorial to a fallen trooper! Yeah Me!!! Now, who else can I bully?!!!!" And, they know right now, they can claim religious offense and get what they want. Or, they can claim religion freedom and get that too just as long as it isn't a Christian. Talk about persecution!
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:11 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
sweet says, The message that the state prefers or otherwise endorses a certain religion (and that is unconstitutional.
The constitution says, The congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the Free exercise therof.
What sweet or the judges said is quite different then what the Constitution says.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 5:30 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 6:00 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by dragonlady44 at 1:22 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 3:01 PM on Aug. 22, 2010
Next question overall
Did you buy a round crib? If so where did you get it?